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StarHub intros BlackBerry 7290
Posted: 13-Dec-2004 [Source: RIM]

[Singapore's StarHub offers the BlackBerry 7290 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 along with a suite of financial data applications. The Java-based quad-band 7290 features Bluetooth, more memory and a brighter screen. ]

Singapore & Waterloo Ontario -- StarHub and Research In Motion (RIM) are now offering the BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld(TM) and BlackBerry Enterprise Server(TM) v4.0 to customers in Singapore.

The BlackBerry 7290 provides a wireless email and data experience combined with built-in phone functionality in a single, integrated device. It provides multi-network support, allowing users to travel nationwide or internationally while maintaining wireless connectivity to a full suite of email, Internet, intranet, phone, text messaging and organizer applications, as well as StarHub's powerful suite of financial data applications.

The Java(TM)-based BlackBerry 7290 builds upon the popular BlackBerry experience with new features including a quad-band phone, Bluetooth support, a brighter color screen and increased memory.

In addition, StarHub is introducing BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 offering exceptional manageability, enhanced security and simplified application development to allow ISVs and corporate/government developers to create additional wireless data applications that go beyond wireless email (such as CRM and business intelligence applications). End users will also benefit through a range of enhancements that improve the overall wireless experience.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 enables:

* The delivery of Chinese character sets to BlackBerry handhelds. Corporate customers will be able to read or type traditional Chinese (with Jyutping and CangJie) and Simplified Chinese (with PinYin, CangJie and WuBiHua) for email, messaging, web and PIM applications (including address book, calendar, memo and task list);

* Cradle-free wireless synchronization of all email and organizer applications, including the ability to remotely control email filters and out-of-office replies from the handheld;

* Improved attachment handling capabilities, including the ability to view JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF images with pan, tilt and zoom functionalities;

* Additional wireless security support (including AES and Triple DES).

StarHub is also offering BlackBerry enterprise subscribers a suite of financial data applications. These applications allow traders, investors and institutions to wirelessly access Comstock(1) via BlackBerry and be provided with market data such as market indices and their respective exchanges, currencies, futures and commodities. Equities and US financial news are also provided for market research. The applications are provided through Outercurve(2), a leading global provider of wireless handheld business solutions. Users are able to customize a watch list that tracks the performance of up to 10 instruments or indices that they would like to monitor simultaneously. Updates can be pushed to the BlackBerry handheld every 60 seconds. In addition to audible tunes that ring each time an alert is triggered, a streaming ticker displays symbols and pricing that correspond to those alerts.


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